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Adj Asst Prof Geetha

Adj Asst Prof Odattil Odattil Geetha


Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Caring for Your Newborn Baby, Growth and Development Assessment, Jaundice (Baby), Prematurity and Related Conditions, Vaccinations.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Asst professor, DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
  • Adjunct Asst professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore


Dr Geetha was working under the Ministry of Health in Oman for 16 years and left as a Specialist in 2008. She joined the Department of Neonatology at KK Women's and Children's Hospital in October 2008. She commenced her Advanced Specialist Training in Paediatric Medicine in May 2011 and had successfully exited in May 2013. Soon after that she was enrolled into the Advanced Training in Neonatology and exited successfully in July 2014, thus obtained dual certification in Pediatrics and Neonatology. She was promoted as Senior Consultant with effect from November 2022. She became a Fellow with the Academy of Medicine Singapore since 30 April 2018. She is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students from all the institutions. She also does examiner duties for the students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is actively involved in service improvement delivery, teaching and management. She is appointed as the physician faculty member for sing health pediatric residency programme with effect from January 2017. She mentors medical students during their electives.

Her sub-specialty interests include:

  • Newborn airway and Ventilator management
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm babies
  • Management and follow up of late preterm babies
  • Delayed cord clamping for preterm babies.

She runs a clinic for late preterm babies once every 2 weeks. She follows up on all these babies till they reach 2 years of life. Her main interest is to assess for developmental delays and their nutrition and growth. She also runs a neonatal jaundice clinic.


  • FAMS Singapore 2018
  • AST in Neonatalogy Joint Committee on Specialist Training (Singapore) 2014
  • AST in Paediatric Medicine Joint Committee on Specialist Training (Singapore) 2013
  • MRCPCH (UK) 2006
  • DCH Glasgow University (UK) 1998
  • MBBS Calicut University (India) 1987

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Asst professor, DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
  • Adjunct Asst professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member special care nursery and peripheral ward Workgroup Committee
  • Member of Mortality Committee
  • Coordinator of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia QI committee.


Research Interests

  • Two and Five years neurodevelopmental and respiratory outcomes of babies with moderate to severe BPD
  • Delayed cord clamping in preterm infants and their follow up
  • Cord blood profiles of mothers and babies in Singapore


  • Outcome of Prenatally Diagnosed Central Nervous System Malformations in a Tertiary Center in Singapore. Odattil Geetha, Suresh Chandran, Bhavani Sriram, Yeo Seow Heong, Joseph Manuel Gomez, Victor Samuel Rajadurai. Volume- 3, Issue 8 of 2016.
  • Common Skin Conditions under Neonatology in The Baby Bear Book 3rd Edition, Red Cells Series, 2015. N.A, 374-376 Geetha Odattil, Mark Koh, Saumya Jamuar, Janil Puthucheary. 2015
  • Streptococcus gallolyticus subspecies pasteurianus causing early onset neonatal sepsis complicated by solitary liver abscess in a preterm infant. Geetha O, Cherie C, Natalie TWH, Merchant K, Chien CM, Chandran S. 2021 F Access Microbiol. Be.
  • New BPD-prevalence and risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia/mortality in extremely low gestational age infants ≤28 weeks. Geetha O, Rajadurai VS, Anand AJ, Dela Puerta R, Huey Quek B, Khoo PC, Chua MC, Agarwal P. J Perinatol. 2021.
  • An online Estimator for NEW Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Extremely Low Birth Weight Asian Infants. Odattil Geetha, Chan Yiong Huak, Pratibha Agarwal, Chua Mei Chien, Victor Samuel Rajadurai. IAPN. 2023

Research Trials

  • Comparison of different BPD definitions and their predictive capability for neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of life.
  • Comparison of BPD and the risk factors for BPD in two epochs- 2012-2017 and 2018 -2022.
  • Trends in mortality in neonates born in KK hospital for the past three decades